There are abundant resources available to working adults.
Explore the options below or contact Jodi Strote, Education Attainment Navigator, for additional guidance or a step-by-step personalized plan.
Adult students can and should apply for financial aid and scholarships! Below is helpful information about financial aid resources, scholarships, and financial literacy. We encourage you to explore scholarship opportunities on your own, but we are always here to help! Many schools also offer specific scholarships to their programs, so be sure to check your school’s site as they update their financial aid resources.
Financial Aid Resources:
- Federal Student Aid Information
- Federal Financial Aid Application (FASFA)
- Washington State Financial Aid
- Information on Student Loans
- Information on Veterans Benefits
- Community Colleges Spokane of Foundation
- Eastern Washington University Scholarship Opportunities
- Whitworth Scholarship Opportunities
- Washington State University Scholarship Opportunities
- Vivian Winston Scholarship
- Kiwanis Club of Downtown Spokane
- Executive Women’s International Spokane
- Numerica Returning Student Scholarship
- Spokane Federal Credit Union Scholarship
- Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship
- The Simple Dollar
- Note: On December 31, 2018, the Salt® program will end. Some site features will be removed over the coming months, and all account access will be disabled after December 31. At that point, saltmoney.org will redirect to the website of our parent company, American Student Assistance® (ASA).
Many employers offer tuition assistance to their employees. Be sure to ask your employer how you can take advantage of this benefit as requirements may differ at each place of employment. For instance, some employers may require you to be employed for a year before taking advantage of this benefit. Others may require you to pay the cost of tuition up front and then reimburse you upon passing the course. Be sure to get the details before you enroll!
Not sure where to start? Use these tools to determine how your interests align with educational opportunities and explore career options.
The SDS is based on the use of six occupational types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional (RIASEC). Individuals answer questions about their aspirations, activities, competencies, occupations, and other self-estimates and discover occupations that best fit their interests and skills.
The MBTI is a widely used assessment for understanding individual differences and uncovering new ways to work and interact with others. It shows students how their type affects their career exploration and discusses the benefits of choosing a job that is a good fit for their type.
This assessment can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The O*Net Interest Profile helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore. This free assessment is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is a 70-question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type.